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Eden At The End Of The World

Airs Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: Scenic view of Patagonia. Covering more than half-a-million square miles of Chile and Argentina, Patagonia is one of the world's last great wild places. Despite its remote location, it is under pressure from humans. This National Geographic special shines the spotlight on this extraordinary place and the innovative conservation models that will help preserve the pristine wilderness, ensuring that it lives on - intact - for future generations.

It is the last great wilderness of its kind, a rare and precious haven for some of Earth’s most indestructible creatures. Covering more than half-a-million square miles of Chile and Argentina, this wild place is known as Patagonia. At its crown tip is a grand island, Tierra del Fuego, a land as harsh as it is beautiful.

"Eden At The End Of The World" tracks several species that call this extreme environment home. But the guanaco, condor and Magellanic penguin who share this spectacular place with orcas, parrots and elephant seals are facing increasing pressure from humans. The program details how new conservation models may save them and preserve the wildness at the bottom of the world. Jeremy Irons narrates.

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Above: Covering more than half-a-million square miles of Chile and Argentina, Patagonia is one of the world's last great wild places. Despite its remote location, it is under pressure from humans. This National Geographic Special shines the spotlight on this extraordinary place and the innovative conservation models that will help preserve the pristine wilderness, ensuring that it lives on - intact - for future generations.

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